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The Palanthas Herald

Food Contributes to Long Elven Lifespan

by Heine Stick, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Fleurgreen 15, 419 AC

Palanthas - A scholar working with the University of Palanthas claims to have discovered the secret behind the long lifespan of elves.

"After a visit to A Taste of Silvanost I have no doubt whatsoever that the reason for the long lifespan of elves is their diet," claimed Theo Thikas. "A typical elven meal consists of many different plants, among which are the harrowleaf and needletwist, which have been documented as contributing to a stronger heart. I'm convinced that centuries of eating these plants in certain combinations have contributed to elves living very long lives. As we all know, life adapts and this is what has happened here as well; the elven physiology has adapted to the elven diet."

This theory is met with skepticism by his fellow scholars. "I think Thikas needs to do a wee bit more research before making such claims," said a scholar who wishes to remain anonymous. "I mean, basing his theory on a meal at a restaurant in Palanthas?"

So far no elf has come forth to support the claims made by Thikas.